A house does not have to be finished to be cozy. Simple decor in an unfinished space can turn a space from cold and unfinished to warm and inviting in no time. I created a simple fall vignette in an unfinished nook of our farmhouse to create a cozy feel in a space that is far from being finished.
Unfinished does not have to mean uninviting..
If you have followed along on our Farmhouse journey, you know that our farmhouse is no where close to being “done.” In fact, there is only one room in our entire 3,500 square foot house that I would consider complete and that is the dining room. I shared the before and after pictures of this restoration HERE and the final styled space HERE. However, that does not mean that I haven’t made our unfinished house feel cozy.
A Cozy Fall Nook
This little fall nook is the perfect example of how I use things I love to create happy spaces in our unfinished house. This dresser is placed in a nook off of the kitchen. This is an awkward space in our home that doesn’t serve much of a purpose, other than a walk through to the laundry and dining room. One day I picture this space being a large pantry, a girl can dream… In the meantime, I chose to decorate it to give it more of a purpose.
Since almost every guest walks through this area, I decided to create a fall vignette that would give this space a purpose and send all the cozy farmhouse vibes. To do this, I pulled together items that I already had and love. I used a mixture of new and old items and of course used guards, pumpkins, and corn stalk leaves to add natural elements as well.
Tip for buying home decor
My biggest tip when buying antiques and home decor – make sure you love it! I do not recommend going out on a mission to buy x, y, and z for a space you are working on. When ever I have gone out in search of specific items I have either felt like I failed or ended up buying items I did’t truly love. Instead, buy items you love when you come across them and incorporate them in you decor over time. If you can’t find a spot for something the day you bring it home, it’s okay! Put it away in a cabinet until the next time you find yourself needing that perfect item to complete a space. I like to think of it as building my home decor library.
Making the most out of your decor
Another benefit of only buying items you love is that it prevents you from buying a lot of seasonal decor. For example, the only seasonal items in this vignette are the corn stalks, guards, and pumpkins. All of which are compostable (other than the two faux pumpkins, can you guess which ones they are?! I will share at the end of this post). That means every other item here (the mirrors, scale, brass bucket, and candle sticks) can be used in decor for all other seasons as well! In fact, I could easily swap out the fall items for fresh pine tree clippings and a few ornaments for a quick and easy fall to winter/ Christmas transition.
I hope this post inspires you to invest in items you love and create spaces that feel cozy, even if that space is not fully finished. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today, it means the world to me!
P.S. Incase you were wondering, the large pumpkin in fro
nt and the small pumpkin on top of the scale are the only two faux pumpkins in the mix!